Stories by Paul Krill

Tibco, webMethods tout BAM

Tibco Software and webMethods are both boosting their profiles in BAM (business activity monitoring). Meanwhile, Oracle revealed plans to jump into the BAM fray later this year.

Oracle, Microsoft forge tool ties

Microsoft and Oracle on Thursday announced an agreement intended to result in tighter integration between the Oracle database and the Microsoft Visual Studio .Net 2003 development platform.

Open source software merits debated

Open source proponents and a Microsoft official had varying perspectives on the value of the open source model during separate discussions at the 2004 SIIA Enterprise Software Summit in San Francisco on Wednesday.

Web services security draft released

The Web Services Interoperability Organization (WS-I) on Tuesday announced availability of the WS-I Basic Security Profile Working Group Draft, an early version of what is intended to be a guide for use of standards in the development of interoperable Web services.

Tibco touts business activity monitoring

Extending its reach in BAM (business activity monitoring), Tibco Software on Tuesday began shipping OpsFactor 1.0, which provides insights into business operations being orchestrated by the company's business integration software.

Systinet, Actional hail Web services tools

Systinet and Actional are boosting their respective Web services wares, and both vendors are adopting an increased focus on SOAs (service-oriented architectures) and management.

IBM seeks Power developers

IBM on Monday will roll out developer resources for the company's Power microprocessor architecture, with the goal of building what the company describes as a community of innovation around the platform.

Sun's Project Rave draws raves

Java Studio Creator, the purported easy-to-use Java development tool due from Sun Microsystems this summer, drew raves from some early users Wednesday morning, albeit with reservations about the availability of components.

IBM looks to modernize Cobol

IBM is looking to modernize Cobol applications by bridging its mainframe-oriented Cobol and WebSphere products to EJB and service-oriented architectures.

Shunra boosts distributed apps development

Looking to help developers find code issues early, Shunra Software on Wednesday introduced Shunra/Stratus 2.0, which provides performance unit testing for distributed application code.

IBM buzzing about Stinger database beta release

IBM on Monday began an open beta phase for the upcoming release of DB2 Universal Database, codenamed Stinger, which features ease of administration through autonomic computing technologies.

Software AG readies ESB play

Software AG plans to join the ESB (enterprise service bus) fray next month with the introduction of software to manage distributed Web services in the enterprise.